• “The Liminal Space between Feminism and Misogyny: Introducing Playwright Nina Raine’s Rabbit"

    Author(s):
    Marcia T. Eppich-Harris (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Subject(s):
    British drama, Drama, Women's studies
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Nina Raine, British drama
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6FB6W
    Abstract:
    In her 2006 play, Rabbit, Nina Raine tackles the ambivalence that Millennial women feel toward feminism, highlighting the entitlement of equality that Millennials both take for granted and do not actually enjoy. This article argues that Raine’s play shows how crucial feminism is for young women like the protagonist, Bella, whose liminal subjectivity threatens to undermine her efforts to self-actualize. Comparing Bella’s relationships with dominant males, her father and her ex-boyfriend Richard, this study shows how Bella’s relationships cause her to alternate between feminism and misogyny, because of the sexist attitudes of the men who have had the greatest influence on her life.
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    Published as:
    Journal article    
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 months ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives

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